Vous êtes sur la page 1sur 20

TOPIC 1

Managing Your Learning


LEARNING OUTCOMES
By the end of this topic, you should be able to:

1. Describe three blended learning methodologies at OUM;


2. Identify ten strategies for managing stress;
3. Set a goal based on nine characteristics of effective goals;
4. Apply seven motivational strategies for successful learning;
5. Practise three aspects of time management;
6. Identify eight causes of poor concentration and strategies to
improve concentration; and
7. Identify your personal learning style.
1.1 OUMS LEARNING ENVIRONMENT
1.1.1 Getting to Know OUMs Learning Modes
1.1 OUMS LEARNING ENVIRONMENT
1.1.1 Getting to Know OUMs Learning Modes

These three methods are:


Self-managed learning - study independently according to
your time availability.
Face-to-face Interactions (actual classroom) - tutorial sessions
conducted in actual classrooms by tutors at OUM learning
centres.
Online learning methodologies (virtual classroom) - virtual
classroom, electronic communication tools such as email,
discussion forums and chat rooms.
1.1 OUMS LEARNING ENVIRONMENT
1.1.2 Being Independent

Suggested Techniques for Independent Learner :


Planning and managing the smart way
Applying smart time management
Motivating yourself
Developing learning strategies
1.1 OUMS LEARNING ENVIRONMENT
1.1.3 Maximising OUM Learning Facilities
1.2 COPING WITH LEARNING
1.2.1 Managing Stress
1.2 COPING WITH LEARNING
Strategies for Managing Stress
Take action to organise yourself
Control your environment by controlling who and what is surrounding
you
Give yourself positive feedback
Reward yourself
Exercise your body
Relax
Rest as regularly as possible
Be aware of yourself
Eat a well balanced diet and exercise
Learn to enjoy yourself
1.2 COPING WITH LEARNING
Coping with Everyday Study Problems

Recognise your own resources


You do not have to cope alone
Be realistic
You cannot achieve absolute control
Learn to accept failure
1.2 COPING WITH LEARNING
Anxiety
1.2 COPING WITH LEARNING
1.2.2 Goal Setting
(a) Characteristics of Effective Goals
Self-chosen
Relevant
Challenging
Realistic or attainable
Specific
Measurable
Time-bound
Positive
Written
1.2 COPING WITH LEARNING
1.2.2 Goal Setting

Remember this mnemonic:


S - Specific;
M - Measurable or verifiable;
A - Attainable;
R - Relevant to personal mission; and
T - Time-bound (target date).
1.2 COPING WITH LEARNING
1.2.2 Goal Setting
(b) A Five-Steps Approach to Setting Goals

Step 1: Write down what you want to accomplish.


Step 2: Write down any obstacles.
Step 3: Write down any resources available to you.
Step 4: Review and revise your tentative goal statement (Step
1). Take corrective action and modify your goals if
necessary.
Step 5: Refine your goal statement.
1.2 COPING WITH LEARNING
1.2.3 Motivational Strategies for Successful Learning
Seven motivational strategies:
Set challenging but realistic learning goals
Break down the bigger task at hand
Maintain a positive attitude
Aim for higher peaks
Use active learning strategies
Learn from mistakes
Monitor your learning
1.2 COPING WITH LEARNING
1.2.4 Time Management
1.2 COPING WITH LEARNING
1.2.4 Time Management

(a) Analyse Your Use of Time


(b) Set Your Priorities
(c) Plan a Schedule
1.2 COPING WITH LEARNING
1.2.5 Concentration Strategies for Better Learning
(a) Causes of Poor Concentration
Environmental distractions
Noise
Physical distractions
Boredom, dislike, disinterest
Anxiety about studies
Intimidating study tasks
Daydreaming
Personal worries
1.2 COPING WITH LEARNING
1.2.5 Concentration Strategies for Better Learning

(b) Strategies for Improving Concentration


Identify the causes of poor concentration
Take steps to control these factors
Make your control habitual
1.2 COPING WITH LEARNING
1.2.5 Concentration Strategies for Better Learning

(c) Conducive Study Area for Improving Concentration


(i) The right space to call your study area;
(ii) Comfortable furniture and lighting; and
(iii) The ability to stay organised!
1.3 PERSONAL LEARNING STYLES
Discovering your learning style can help improve your learning.
There are 3 dominant learning styles:
1. Visual
2. Auditory
3. Kinaesthetic